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Rough Cut: New Orleans: A Village Called Versailles
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Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation (MQVN-CDC)
MQVN-CDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, strengthening, and developing affordable housing, economic development and education for Vietnamese Americans in New Orleans.

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Environmental groups argue that the state of Louisiana has expanded the definition for "construction and demolition debris" to include everything inside a house, which would mean the potentially toxic household chemicals and moldy furniture.

New York Times: A New Landfill in New Orleans Sets Off a Battle
Leslie Eaton reports on the controversy surrounding the Chef Menteur landfill on the eastern edge of New Orleans, near the predominantly Vietnamese American community of Versailles.

New York Times: Sustained by Close Ties, Vietnamese Toil to Rebuild
Christine Hauser reports on close-knit community in Versailles, ties that did not break during the upheaval of the hurricane.

NPR: In New Orleans, Versailles Resurfaces
For the program All Things Considered, Greg Allen reports on the quick rebirth of the East New Orleans neighborhood following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.